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Billings Health Alert: Stronger Thighs May Prevent Knee Replacement Surgery. Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Shelandra Bell, Family Medicine. says, "Stronger thighs mean stronger knees!" Doctor's Expert Insights About Knee Health in Montana. Know this: "This research continues to build on the idea that you can take preventative steps to improve your health outcomes! Boosting your strength in your thighs has been shown to be an effective way to delay the need for knee replacement! The quadriceps, the thigh's powerhouse, play a key role in mobility and movement. If you are able to do so, engaging in exercises like squats and lunges can build stronger thigh muscles. This simple, proactive approach can significantly reduce the likelihood of knee surgery, benefiting anyone, especially those at risk for osteoarthritis. Another benefit of stronger thighs? You reduce your fall risk!" Dr. Adriana Davis, Family Medicine.